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Glen Waverley

Language spoken at home

In Glen Waverley, 47% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2011.

Glen Waverley's language statistics show the proportion of the population who speak a language at home other than English. They indicate how culturally diverse a population is and the degree to which different ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their language.

Glen Waverley's language statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Country of Birth and Proficiency in English to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups in the area and the services required by the multicultural community.

Derived from the Census question:

'Does the person speak a language other than English at home?'

Total population

Language spoken at home - Ranked by size
Glen Waverley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language (excludes English)Number%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idMandarin4,86312.49.33,0908.16.1+1,773
Cantonese
3,4198.74.93,0698.04.9+350
Sinhalese
1,1593.02.27632.01.5+396
map this data in atlas.idGreek9642.56.51,0852.86.9-121
Tamil
9402.41.37802.01.2+160
Korean
7191.81.33400.90.7+379
Vietnamese
6101.61.55111.31.3+99
Hindi
5811.51.24901.30.9+91
Italian
4011.02.64801.33.1-79
Indonesian
3280.80.92940.80.8+34
Min Nan (incl.Hokkien)
2940.70.42400.60.3+54
Chinese, nfd
2160.60.51080.30.3+108
Punjabi
2070.50.8990.30.4+108
Persian/Dari
2030.50.41980.50.4+5
Telugu
1970.50.31530.40.2+44
Marathi
1700.40.2660.20.1+104
Gujarati
1680.40.41230.30.2+45
German
1660.40.42570.70.5-91
Russian
1660.40.61810.50.6-15
Armenian
1640.40.41870.50.4-23
Spanish
1580.40.51550.40.5+3
Arabic
1500.40.71580.40.7-8
Polish
1440.40.52240.60.6-80
Bengali
1380.40.41370.40.3+1
Filipino/Tagalog
1260.30.5730.20.4+53
Malayalam
1020.30.3500.10.1+52
French
1000.30.51030.30.4-3
Urdu
980.20.3770.20.1+21
Hungarian
960.20.21060.30.3-10
Serbian
960.20.31090.30.3-13
Japanese
940.20.41070.30.3-13
Croatian
890.20.3860.20.3+3
Khmer
810.20.2600.20.1+21
Thai
800.20.2610.20.2+19
Kannada
750.20.1450.10.1+30
Malay
600.20.2370.10.2+23
Afrikaans
580.10.1560.10.1+2
Dutch
460.10.1560.10.1-10
Turkish
450.10.2670.20.2-22
Hakka
450.10.1420.10.1+3
Non-verbal so described
410.10.1450.10.2-4
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Excludes languages with fewer than 20 people speaking them at home, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Language spoken at home - Summary
Glen Waverley - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Language summaryNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Speaks English only19,40249.552.121,61656.656.7-2,214
Non-English total18,42247.044.414,91539.038.6+3,507
Not stated1,3893.53.51,6814.44.7-292

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Language spoken at home, 2011
Language spoken at home, 2011 Mandarin, City of Monash: 9.3% Cantonese, City of Monash: 4.9% Sinhalese, City of Monash: 2.2% Greek, City of Monash: 6.5% Tamil, City of Monash: 1.3% Korean, City of Monash: 1.3% Vietnamese, City of Monash: 1.5% Hindi, City of Monash: 1.2% Italian, City of Monash: 2.6% Indonesian, City of Monash: 0.9% Mandarin, Glen Waverley: 12.4% Cantonese, Glen Waverley: 8.7% Sinhalese, Glen Waverley: 3.0% Greek, Glen Waverley: 2.5% Tamil, Glen Waverley: 2.4% Korean, Glen Waverley: 1.8% Vietnamese, Glen Waverley: 1.6% Hindi, Glen Waverley: 1.5% Italian, Glen Waverley: 1.0% Indonesian, Glen Waverley: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011
Change in language spoken at home, 2006 to 2011 Mandarin, Glen Waverley: +1,773 Cantonese, Glen Waverley: +350 Sinhalese, Glen Waverley: +396 Greek, Glen Waverley: -121 Tamil, Glen Waverley: +160 Korean, Glen Waverley: +379 Vietnamese, Glen Waverley: +99 Hindi, Glen Waverley: +91 Italian, Glen Waverley: -79 Indonesian, Glen Waverley: +34
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the language spoken at home by the population of Glen Waverley in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that there was a smaller proportion of people who spoke English only, and a larger proportion of those speaking a non-English language (either exclusively, or in addition to English).

Overall, 49.5% of the population spoke English only, and 47.0% spoke a non-English language, compared with 52.1% and 44.4% respectively for City of Monash.

The dominant language spoken at home, other than English, in Glen Waverley was Mandarin, with 12.4% of the population, or 4,863 people speaking this language at home.

The major differences between the languages spoken at home for the population of Glen Waverley and City of Monash in 2011 were:

  • A larger percentage speaking Cantonese at home (8.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage speaking Mandarin at home (12.4% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Greek at home (2.5% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage speaking Italian at home (1.0% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011, the number of people who spoke a language other than English at home increased by 3,507 or 23.5%, and the number of people who spoke English only decreased by 2,214 or 10.2%.

The largest changes in the spoken languages of the population in Glen Waverley between 2006 and 2011 were for those speaking:

  • Mandarin (+1,773 persons)
  • Sinhalese (+396 persons)
  • Korean (+379 persons)
  • Cantonese (+350 persons)

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